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Ohio Northern University faculty member publishes paper on risks and ethical dilemmas of 3-D printing

Nov 8, 2016

Ohio Northern University faculty member Erica Neely published an article, “The Risks of Revolution: Ethical Dilemmas in 3-D Printing from a U.S. Perspective,” in the October 2016 edition of Science and Engineering Ethics.

“The paper focuses on two ethical issues in relation to 3-D printing: ensuring the safety of manufactured items and adapting our understanding of intellectual property. Both of these are complicated by a move to printing things at home rather than buying them from a traditional manufacturer,” said Neely, associate professor of philosophy.

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